9:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesday 27th November 2018

Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen

Get help with your business through our free seminar programme
Over 500 visitors attending
All businesses welcome!
Take part in our
Grand Prize draw
WIN A FLYING START WITH
BRITISH AIRWAYS
Exhibitor's Networking Breakfast

8am - 8:45am

sponsored by DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel
and Granite PR

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Welcome

Granite EXPO is a unique event which acts as a showcase for businesses of all sizes, and from all industry sectors across the North East of Scotland, providing them with a platform to exhibit, network and cross-sell to both fellow exhibitors and visitors. This year marks the eight Granite EXPO and since its inception in 2011, the event has established a strong track record of attracting businesses from many sectors of the business community. These range from small start-ups and SMEs to global operators with links to the region.

The ethos behind the free-to-attend event is, once again, to bring together as many businesses and business representatives as possible as we celebrate Granite PR's tenth anniversary year. It is our hope that, in one day, participants will have access to as many people as they would in months of one-to-one meetings making it a very time-efficient way of networking and growing business contacts.

You can take part in Granite EXPO 2018 as an exhibitor, seminar provider and/or sponsor. For more information please contact event organisers Business Plus Scotland on 01651 891374 or email events@bpscotland.co.uk

Granite EXPO comprises

An exhibition for at least 100 companies
A networking breakfast for exhibitors
Business related seminars
A "Quiet Zone" /networking café, where people can meet with prospective clients, or work online
Special rates for start-up businesses and those less than 2 years old Awards for Best Stand and Best Networker
And our now famous prize draw, which always has some amazing prizes and is open to exhibitors and visitors, which is drawn at the end of the event at 4.00 pm.

Sponsors

With thanks to the all companies who have supported and sponsored the Prize Draw, Networking Café, Exhibitor’s Breakfast and Seminar Programme

Programme

08.00

Exhibitors Networking Breakfast

(open to EXPO stand-holders only)
Sponsored by Granite PR, Doubletree by Hilton Hotels

09.00

Welcome from

  • Brett Jackson Granite PR
  • Lord Provost of Aberdeen - Barney Crockett
  • Provost of Aberdeenshire - Bill Howatson
  • Charles Skene CBE
  • Gavin Henry - SureVoIP
  • Wendy Marr - Genesis Personnel

09.30

Official Opening

Rebecca Buchan - Business Editor
Aberdeen Journals Ltd

10.00

Seminar : Cyber security: Is your data safe?

Converged Communications - John Gillies & Sean Gordon
Rowan Suite

10.30

Seminar : Cash is Undoubtedly King

Optimal remuneration strategy, common tax traps and how to avoid them
Tax Assist Accountants - Steve Mearns
Pine Suite

11:00

Seminar : How to Win Customers and More Importantly, How To Keep Them!

Ideas in Partnership - Carolyn Maniukiewicz
Rowan Suite

11.30

Seminar : Aberdeen's first Virtual Marketing Consultancy

Offering a modern approach to outsourced marketing services
Prospect 13 - Cerri McDonald
Pine Suite

12:00

Seminar : Define. Design. Deliver.

The importance of graphic design and making your first impression count
Studio Four Design - Ali Corbett
Rowan Suite

12:30

Seminar: Making Tax Digitial - Are you ready?

Acumenn Accountants and Advisors Ltd - Lisa Bruce
Pine Suite

16.00

Grand Business Card Draw

16.30

Close of Exhibition

Find Us

Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen Treetops Hotel
161 Springfield Rd
Aberdeen
AB15 7AQ
Open 9:30am — 4:30pm

If the hotel car park is full, please try the free car park at the side of Co-op Petrol station on Springfield Road. Also try the streets near the hotel, such as Springfield Gardens, Viewfield Gardens or Viewfield Crescent - there are no parking meters on these roads.